Former Speaker Boehner calls Cruz ‘Lucifer in the flesh’
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Former Speaker Boehner calls Cruz ‘Lucifer in the flesh’

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — Former House Speaker John Boehner unloaded on Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz during a talk to college students, calling the Texas senator “Lucifer in the flesh.” Speaking at a town hall-style event at Stanford University Wednesday, April 27, Boehner called front-runner Donald Trump his “texting buddy,” but offered a more … Continue reading

Sanders campaign to lay off hundreds of staffers
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Sanders campaign to lay off hundreds of staffers

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign said Wednesday, April 27,  it plans to lay off hundreds of field staffers and other aides, even as the Democratic candidate promises to keep running against Hillary Clinton through the June primaries and into the Philadelphia convention. A day after losing four out of five Northeastern primaries, spokesman … Continue reading

Trump’s big night: Front-runner sweeps 5 states in Northeast
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Trump’s big night: Front-runner sweeps 5 states in Northeast

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump rolled up victories in five more states on Tuesday, April 26, amassing a Northeastern sweep that gives the Republican front-runner important momentum in his push for the presidential nomination even if his pathway has little room for error. The New York billionaire scored wins in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Connecticut, Delaware … Continue reading

Speaker: Can see why Trump comments rattle Mideast allies
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Speaker: Can see why Trump comments rattle Mideast allies

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Paul Ryan said Thursday, April 14, the whole world is watching American politics and that he can understand how Middle East allies would be rattled by Republican front-runner Donald Trump’s provocative comments. The Wisconsin Republican, who recently led a congressional delegation to the Middle East, dismissed the notion that a … Continue reading

GOP officials: Rules changes unlikely before July convention
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GOP officials: Rules changes unlikely before July convention

WASHINGTON (AP) — Three top Republican Party officials said Thursday, April 14, they believe there’s a consensus that the GOP should not propose rewriting rules about picking a presidential nominee before this summer’s national convention. Such a move could help shield party leaders from accusations by Donald Trump, other contenders and disgruntled, anti-establishment GOP voters … Continue reading

Outside groups deal themselves in for GOP delegate game
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Outside groups deal themselves in for GOP delegate game

WASHINGTON (AP) — After burning through millions of dollars in a mostly failed attempt to sway Republican primary voters, big-money outside groups opposing Donald Trump have turned to a far smaller target audience: the delegates who will actually choose the presidential nominee. Our Principles, which is devoted to keeping Trump from winning, and super PACs … Continue reading

Sanders, Clinton campaign in New York ahead of state primary
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Sanders, Clinton campaign in New York ahead of state primary

NEW YORK (AP) — Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders campaigned throughout New York City on Wednesday, April 13, ahead of the state’s influential presidential primary, a pivotal battleground for the Democratic nomination. The Vermont senator announced the endorsement of his first Senate colleague, Jeff Merkley of Oregon, and picked up the support of a local … Continue reading

Clinton attacks Trump’s qualifications in AIPAC address
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Clinton attacks Trump’s qualifications in AIPAC address

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump huddled with Republican officials Monday, March 21, on Capitol Hill, a closed-door session designed to help persuade a skeptical GOP establishment to embrace his presidential bid. Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton warned a leading pro-Israel organization that Trump was dangerously unqualified to preside over international conflicts. Nearly all the presidential candidates … Continue reading

Sanders says Clinton does not have ‘insurmountable lead’
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Sanders says Clinton does not have ‘insurmountable lead’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders says he still maintains a “path toward victory” in his Democratic presidential bid against Hillary Clinton, rejecting suggestions that she has all but sewn up the party’s nomination. “I don’t believe they have an insurmountable lead,” Sanders said Thursday in a phone interview with The Associated Press from … Continue reading

Trump: GOP leaders should embrace “fervor” for his candidacy
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Trump: GOP leaders should embrace “fervor” for his candidacy

WASHINGTON (AP) — An emboldened Donald Trump offered himself Wednesday as the inevitable Republican presidential nominee and called on balky GOP leaders to embrace the voters’ “tremendous fervor” for his candidacy. But the billionaire businessman’s latest wins didn’t stop anti-Trump Republicans from seeking scenarios to deny him the GOP nomination. Trump, who padded his delegate … Continue reading